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Growing crops

Jim Gibbs: Making the most of fodder beet

Fodder beet has been described as a ‘game changer’ for beef farming. It is widely used for dairy cattle wintering, and there is growing interest in using it for sheep.

Dr Jim Gibbs, of Lincoln University, has been at the forefront of fodder beet research and uptake over the past decade. On this Red Meat Profit Partnership conference call, he discusses how to maximise animal productivity with fodder beet and the guidelines for feeding it to stock.

Keywords: 
Jim Gibbs, fodder beet, "game changer", beef farming, dairy cattle wintering,Red Meat Profit Partnership conference call, maximise animal productivity, guidelines for feeding stock, toxicity, rumen acidosis, adaptation, animal health, primary diet, management issue, transition policy, upfront costs

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